Premio del Rey

The American Historical Association awards the Premio del Rey biennially for a distinguished book in English in the field of early Spanish history. It was endowed by a gift of Robert I. Burns, SJ, from his Llull and Catalonia prizes and covers the medieval period in Spain’s history and culture CE 500–1516. See the list of past recipients. The general rules for submission are:

  1. The terms of the prize include works on Hispanic history and culture, including the Islamic and Jewish communities of medieval Spain as well as early New World topics prior to 1516.
  2. Only books of a high scholarly historical nature should be submitted. Research accuracy, originality, and literary merit are important factors.
  3. Books with an imprint of 2012 or 2013 are eligible for the 2014 award.
  4. Nominators must complete the online Data Collection Form for each book submitted.
  5. One copy of each entry must be sent to each of the following committee members and clearly labeled “Premio del Rey Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Please Note: Entries must be postmarked or transmitted by May 15, 2014, to be eligible for the 2014 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 2–5, 2015, AHA annual meeting in New York City.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator, or call 202-544-2422.

Contact Information for Committee Members

Send one copy to each committee member and complete the Data Collection Form.

Debra G. Blumenthal Brian A. Catlos Theresa M. Earenfight
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara Univ. of Colorado, Boulder Seattle Univ.
Dept. of History Dept. of Religious Studies Dept. of History
4020 HSSB Humanities 282 901 12th Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 292 UCB Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Boulder, CO 80309 Will accept iBook submissions
Gretchen Starr-LeBeau David J. Wasserstein
Univ. of Kentucky Vanderbilt Univ.
Dept. of History Dept. of History
1715 Patterson Office Tower PMB 351802
Lexington, KY 40506-0027 2301 Vanderbilt Pl.
Nashville, TN 37235-1802